The Social Security Administration (“SSA”) Denies Claims to Save Government Money.

by Editorial Board on January 14, 2011 · 0 comments

in Questions & Answers,Basics of SSD,Why People Are Denied

The SSA does not deny claims to save government money.  Applicants are generally not approved because either they do not have adequate objective medical evidence to prove their claim or they are not aware of the appeals process they are entitled to.

It is important to see your primary care physician and specialists regularly to clearly document the extent of your impairment.  The claimant’s subjective complaints are taken into consideration, but objective evidence such as an MRI or regular therapy sessions help to support the claimant’s comments. Submitting medical records is key to receiving a favorable decision.

If your claim is denied, it is equally important to appeal your claim so that you have the opportunity to go before an Administrative Law Judge to present your case.  Up until the time of a hearing, the contact a claimant has with SSA is through paperwork.  At a hearing, the claimant and their lawyer have an opportunity to speak face to face with a judge who will then decide the case based on a more well-rounded perception of the claimant’s impairments.

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